Macintosh statistical software

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What statistics software for Macintosh computers (Macs) works in Mojave, Catalina, Big Sur... and on M1 processors?

Updated, but not completely, December 11, 2020. See free and open-source Mac statistics software

Apple’s Mac system updates have left certain software behind. This list is to make it easier to figure out whether statistics software is (a) ready for OS 10.15 and beyond, (b) Mojave-safe — that is, OK with OS 10.14, and (c) signed, so you won’t see a scary “unidentified developer” message like the one below. If we leave out information, it’s because we don’t know. If you are a developer or user and want to update this list, please let us know!

M1 and Big Sur compatibility are slowly being added to this list. Three dead packages were taken out on 12/11/2020.

Acastat and Clarity: Mojave/Catalina safe, 64-bit, signed

DataDesk: Mojave/Catalina safe, 64-bit, signed

DataGraph: Mojave/Catalina safe, 64-bit, signed

Easy Chi-Square Calculator: Mojave safe, 64-bit, signed

Gauss: 64-bit

G*Power: 64-bit, signed. Version appears to be the most recent, and is compatible up to High Sierra.

Jamovi: 64-bit, signed

JASP: 64-bit, not signed

JMP: 64-bit, signed

Kaleidagraph: Unsigned. Not 32-bit; Catalina and Big Sur incompatible. Not updated since Mojave’s release. No timetable (as of 12/11/2020) on when a new version may be available, but the company said it was coming and suggested virtualization in the meantime.

MathStatica: Runs on whatever Mathematica runs. Mathematica’s site does not mention Mojave.

PAST: Mojave/Catalina safe, 64-bit, but unsigned

Prism: 64-bit

PSPP: Unsigned binary; 64-bit. Version 1.4 is safe for Mojave and Catalina. Source code, MacPorts, and Homebrew versions are available so you can build it yourself if needed. M1 optimization is unlikely to be fast, if it arrives at all.

R (CRAN): 64-bit, signed

Regress+: 64-bit, signed; tested on Mojave

SageMath: 64-bit. Have not tested for signing or Mojave (it's 3.5 GB); not listed on site.

SOFA: Unsigned but 64-bit; no new release since well before Mojave was launched. The Sofa people posted a note saying they need help packaging 1.5 for the Mac—in May 2019. (This note was added in December 2020.) In short, it may be best to look somewhere else.

SPSS: 64-bit, signed, safe for Mojave with latest “Fixpack” (as of version 25)

Stata: 64-bit, signed, safe for Mojave

StatCalc (from Acastat): 64-bit, signed, Mojave compatible

Wizard: Mojave safe, 64-bit, signed; Big Sur and M1 compatibility promised

Wizard 2: Catalina and Big Sur safe, M1 and Intel safe

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